Relatives: Detainees in Egyptian jails on 15th day of hunger strike

[ 06/03/2011 – 03:03 PM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Relatives of Palestinians held in the Egyptian jails of Aqrab and Burj Al-Arab affirmed that their next of kin were still on hunger strike for the 15th day running protesting their continued incarceration.

They told a press conference in Gaza city on Sunday that the detainees had entered a “dangerous stage” and their lives were in danger.

They held all concerned parties responsible for the lives of those detainees, adding that they were being held without any sin committed and in very bad conditions.

The detainees decided to go on open-ended hunger strike demanding their release, the relatives said, adding that ten of the 13 released detainees from Egyptian jails were workers in tunnels and the others were members of Palestinian factions.

They asked the Egyptian authorities to disclose the whereabouts of Ala’a Al-Mansi and Abdul Rahman Al-Najjar, who went missing in Egypt more than two and a half years ago.

They asked the Palestinian government and factions to demand release of those detainees, and called on Egyptian and international human rights groups to press for the release of the detainees.

The relatives finally asked renowned Egyptian propagator Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradawi and leaders of the Egyptian revolution to exert their good offices for the sake of those detainees.

Relatives: Detainees in Egyptian jails on 15th day of hunger strike.

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